From gallery openings to theatre productions, sing-alongs and beyond, we host a variety of events at the downtown Arts Center and other venues in town. 

Check back for ongoing updates! 

Twelve Angry Jurors - 7:30pm October 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20; 2:00pm October 14 and 21. THE LOFT THEATRE
Grinnell Community Theatre presents an award-winning drama, directed by Tom Lacina.

Turlach Ur Fall Concert - October 20. LACINA BLUE BARN
Tickets available at McNally’s through noon Saturday, October 20, then at the event.

Studio 6 Spookytown Wonderland 3 Exhibit - October 11 to 31; & Halloween Party 5 - 6pm on October 31, costumes welcome! GRINNELL ARTS CENTER

Dia de los Muertos Celebration - November 3. GRINNELL ARTS CENTER
Hosted by local musician Karin Stein, more info coming soon…

Writers @ Grinnell with Jessica Hopper - November 6. THE STEW
In collaboration with W@G, the Stew will host music critic and journalist Jessica Hopper for a special workshop and reading.

Reading and Book Release with Betty Moffett - November 11, 4pm. GRINNELL ARTS CENTER
Join us in celebrating the book release of local storyteller Betty Moffett. Festivities include light snacks and live music provided by Tammy McGavock.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser and Jingle Bell Holiday - November 16, 5-8pm. GRINNELL ARTS CENTER
Our second annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for MICA in conjunction with Jingle Bell Holiday.

Local Artist Market - November 16-17. THE STEW
Featuring ceramics, woodworking, fiber arts, and more.

Karen Meat + pictoria vark - November 30, 7pm. THE STEW
Iowa City-based Karen Meat perform their fun and theatrical indie-rock, featuring home-made costumes and more. Grinnell College act pictoria vark will open.

Elizabeth Moen + squirrel flower in concert - December 8, 7pm. THE STEW
Do not miss this show! Two of Iowa’s best songwriters on one bill. squirrel flower, project of Grinnell College student Ella Williams, was recently featured on NPR.